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Program Details

During the 19-month MSPH/RD program, students complete ten months of graduate course work, followed by a 38-week practicum. Students must complete all requirements within 29 months from the date of initial enrollment.

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) follows a quarter system. The academic calendar is available on the university Web site.

Dietetics Practicum

Following completion of the MSPH/RD coursework, students will complete a dietetics practicum. During the practicum, students conduct practice rotations in areas of clinical nutrition, food service and community nutrition, as well as an eight- to ten-week public health rotation. Rotations may include the following:

  • Orientation  
  • Clinical and Community Nutrition
    Cardiology
    Center for a Livable Future

    Critical Care
    Diabetes
    Infectious Diseases
    Management
    Medicine
    Moveable Feast
    Neurology
    Oncology

    Outpatient Clinic
    Pediatrics
    Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
    Public School
    Pulmonology

    Sub-Acute and Long-Term Care
    Surgery
    WIC
  • Food Service
    Call Center
    Catering/Cafeteria/Retail
    Production and Purchasing
    Room Service/Trayline
  • Public Health (8-10 weeks)
    Students will select and secure a public health rotation site with guidance from faculty and staff.
  • Vacation (3 weeks)
    Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays

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